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Medical professional

Around 216,000 people in the UK are living with hepatitis C so it is important that all medical professionals have access to the latest training, information and advice on hepatitis C management.  Find here links to relevant materials for clinicians, nurses, GPs, prison healthcare staff and other medical professionals.

 

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  • National Clinical Guidelines for the treatment of HCV in adults
    These Scottish guidelines, updated in January 2016, provide expert guidance to Health Boards, Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees, and treating clinicians on the efficacy of available treatments for hepatitis C. They also act as a clinical reference source for NHS National Procurement to produce rankings on cost-effectiveness. Development of the guidance was a collaboration between Scotland's viral hepatitis clinical leads and MCN co-ordinators network, National Services Scotland, and Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
    Scotland Jan 2017 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • The 2016 Hep-CORE Report: Monitoring the implementation of hepatitis B and C policy recommendations in Europe
    Published by the European Liver Patients Association, this report provides an overview of the progress made in tackling hepatitis B and C across different European countries, on the basis of surveys undertaken with patient organisations.
    Rest of World Jan 2017 Reports & Research PDF
  • HCV Action and PHE hepatitis C roadshow in Manchester: Presentations
    On 13th December 2016, HCV Action and Public Health England (PHE) staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in Manchester. The event was designed to showcase and share best practice in the prevention, diagnosis, testing and treatment of hepatitis C, and identify specific issues and potential solutions for tackling hepatitis C in Manchester and the wider north west region.
    UK, England, North West Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Commissioning Toolkit
    The Hepatitis C Commissioning Toolkit, an update to the original toolkit published in September 2013, sets out key commissioning responsibilities, with the intention of bringing clarity to an often highly fragmented commissioning landscape. The toolkit is also intended to aide commissioners in commissioning cost-effective services which are tailored to the needs of people with hepatitis C, by setting out how to ensure a clear, connected and properly funded hepatitis C care pathway, as well as providing good practice examples.
    England Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe
    This report provides an update on infectious diseases related to drug use in Europe for the period up to June 2016. It covers the most recent data both on infectious diseases among people who inject drugs in Europe, collected with the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Drug-related infectious diseases (DRID) indicator, and on the responses in the area. It includes highlights and new findings discussed during the DRID indicator’s annual expert meeting, held in Lisbon on 6–8 June 2016.
    Rest of World Reports & Research PDF
  • The lived experience of interferon-free treatments for hepatitis C: A thematic analysis
    This research paper, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, examines how interferon-free treatments for hepatitis C are being understood and experienced by patients.
    UK Reports & Research PDF
  • BBV Bulletin: Quarterly update report of the introduction of opt-out BBV testing in prisons from PHE, NHS England and NOMS
    This bulletin provides an update on the introduction of opt-out BBV testing in prisons across England. It provides an overview of results and findings from the 'phase 2 pathfinder' prisons, as well as a range of recommendations including for prison healthcare teams to work more closely with local ODNs to improve uptake and completion of hepatitis C treatment.
    England Nov 2016 Reports & Research PDF
  • Good practice case study: ROADS @ Bristol Drugs Project
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the work done by ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) @ Bristol Drugs Project. When ROADS took over the service in November 2013, under 12% of clients assessed as appropriate to be tested for hepatitis C went on to actually be tested. Bristol ROADS made a concerted effort to increase the number of people receiving hepatitis C tests by better coordinating services and finding ways to address the complications that prevented people who had agreed to be tested for hepatitis C from actually receiving the test.
    UK, South West Case study PDF
  • Laboratory reports of hepatitis C: April to June 2016
    This report from Public Health England provides statistics on the number of hepatitis A and hepatitis C laboratory reports in England and Wales from April to June 2016.
    England, Wales Reports & Research PDF
  • Global report on access to hepatitis C treatment - Focus on overcoming barriers
    This is the first-ever global report on treatment access to hepatitis C medicines. The report provides the information that countries and health authorities need to identify the appropriate HCV treatment, and procure it at affordable prices. The report uses the experience of several pioneering countries to demonstrate how barriers to treatment access can be overcome.

    Rest of World Oct 2016 Reports & Research PDF

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